Thanks for dropping in… Whether you live locally or are visiting, you are welcome to any of the services or events described in these pages. The heart of any church is worshipping God. We hope these pages will give you a little bit more information about this churches ‘heart’.
Situated in the heart of Mark, Somerset, Holy Cross is one of three Anglican churches in the Benefice of The Huntspill and Mark, in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
To find out what’s happening in the churches in the Benefice of The Huntspill why not explore the community page and the calendar below. Please note events for all 3 locations are included, so ensure you check the venue to avoid disappointment. Each event will be denoted with EH (East Huntspill), WH (West Huntspill) or M (Mark) for quick identification. Looking forward to seeing you.
The Church is currently closed due to COVID-19.
History 5 things to know about Holy Cross Church
- Although it is believed there was a chapel in Mark as early as 1176, one of the earliest references to there being a church here appears in about 1265, when the new Mark Church was said to be ‘recently’ consecrated. The Church was dedicated by William, Bishop of Bath and Wells in April 1268 as “The Church of the Holy Cross”
- In 1853 the Church was dedicated to St Mark but reverted to the earlier dedication in 1939. The niche above the main porch contains a figure of what must be St Mark with his attribute of the lion (in fact there are two of them!).
- The Church clock was installed in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and now has an electrical winding system.
- The remarkable and beautifully carved Four Evangelists in the Choir, were originally in Bruges Cathedral.
- The North Aisle Roof is quite magnificent woodwork with Tudor carvings, while the main Nave Barrel Roof features many heads of Abbots, Saints and Bishops including King Alfred and his wife, most of which date back to the 14th century.
For enquires about Holy Cross Church Mark contact Benefice Administrator Sara Puddy [email protected]
Take the A38 heading towards Highbridge & Burnham on sea
Travel through West Huntspill
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit (B3139)
Continue on this road for approximately 4 miles.
The Church is located on the right
From Highbridge & Burnham on sea
Head south-east on Burnham Rd/B3139
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Church St/A38
Continue to follow A38
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bristol Rd/A38
Turn right onto Burnham Moor Ln
Burnham Moor Lane turns slightly left and becomes Pillmore Lane
Turn left to stay on Pillmore Lane
Slight left onto Mark Causeway/B3139
Continue to follow B3139
The Church will be on the right